Noah's Bagels

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Noah's Bagels Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
26 Reviews
2.6
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Don't work here.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels full-time

    Pros

    I made some great friends while here, both with customers and some employees. The hours are also nice, if you are okay with waking up early, but you get to go home the latest by 6pm as a closer so that's awesome!

    Cons

    The company is the most screwed up company I've ever been with. They do not care about their employees at all, hire managers who are liars and who will steal and the company will cover it up to make sure they do not look bad. One of my fellow crew members was stolen money from and nobody did anything to help he/her even though it happened when he/she was on the clock by someone else who had to have been on the clock and working. I left this company because management believed they were superior to all crew despite there being some amazing employees. Extremely disappointed with management and higher management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees do not get paid enough to deal with the politics of a screwed up management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Don't Bother

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Noah's Bagels part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    stores close early
    great first job

    Cons

    I could go on and on about all the bad things about this company.
    DO NOT expect to get paid more than minimum wage, even if you have been there for 2+ years! I was told multiple times that they had plans of giving my a raise (this went on for 6 months before I realized it just was not going to happen)
    I've been through 6 GMs and they have all been terrible. no experience, no training.
    ALWAYS understaffed
    only a free bagel and cream cheese for your employees?
    no time and a half on holidays (except Christmas and new years)
    management all try to run the store their own ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have ONE way to do things and have ALL store managers follow it.
    give raises to employees who deserve is! Especially if they have stuck by your company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly co-workers, loyal customers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Cook in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Cook in Blue Bell, PA

    I worked at Noah's Bagels part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great food for fast food, great people, fun environment

    Cons

    Early hours, low pay, fast food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more freedom among individual locations

    Recommends
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  5.  

    good for a wage slave.

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    Former Employee - Baker in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Baker in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Noah's Bagels part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    no weekends, free bagels , not very challenging

    Cons

    horrible hours, minimal hours terrible conditions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worst job I had

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, CA

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels part-time

    Pros

    met a couple good coworkers...that has nothing to with the company though.
    I cannot think of 1 positive thing.

    Cons

    the franchise is cheap and cuts corners on budgeting from (trashcans, pull carts & uniforms)
    customers treat the place like fast food and do not show any appreciation or respect
    no tips
    Store was always hot and uncomfortable..cheapskates on A/C
    employees only get 1 bagel free+ smear...everything else employee has to pay for at a 50% cost...cant even get a meal for free as a worker
    Manager does not train or show competence to manage employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Job, but management was severely lacking which made for a very chaotic work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Manager

    I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay was decent for what was expected and the autonomy was nice at times.

    Cons

    Management, Management, Management. Too much politics and not enough promotion of talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice of the talent that is on the team and embrace it. Too many good people moved on to other things because they felt no support or were overwhelmed by insane demands. People don't leave a company, they leave management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    A good exchange of time for money, nothing more

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Lafayette, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Lafayette, CA

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great hours, no late nights and as many or as few as you want. Good people around you, get to make lots of friends. The work itself is not hard at all, its a bagel shop.

    Cons

    Low pay, 1-2 dollars lower in every position compared to companies in the same shopping center. Incredibly high turnover, only worked for about a year and a half and was there longer then 98 percent of people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Job for Starting Managers, Not Stable for Long Term

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary higher than most similar companies.

    Cons

    EVERYONE GETS FIRED! Despite the constant encouragement from Chief Operating Officer to Run it like you own it, the middle managers are in a constant state of firing people to avoid getting fired themselves. One time four location managers got fired on the same day. Many stores go months or years without any manager at all. Best advice, work your way up to GM, prove yourself for a few months and then get out before they decide to fire you for a crazy reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide pay stubs bi weekly. Pay managers for all the hours they put in outside their stores, like reading emails and taking calls from stores. Don't encourage managers to run it like they own it, tell them the truth, run it like the shareholders need instant cash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Years of blood sweat and tears wasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I held many titles during my 6 years with this company and being a baker was my favorite. Coming in at 2 am and being alone for a few hours just focusing on making each bagel and pastry look perfect was actually really fun. Hard work but I liked it. And the free food didn't hurt either.

    Cons

    Mandatory 50 hour work weeks for GMs
    No tips or holiday pay ever for staff. No incentives to offer
    Terrible training
    Nothing but negativity from district managers. No matter how well you're doing it's not good enough.
    Very high turn over rate. Pretty much everyone in corporate jumped ship while I was there
    High injury rate. Sending employees to the ER is common. I'm scarred for life from the oven and almost lost my finger tip

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    A LOT OF WORK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay!
    Great Benefits!
    Great stepping stone for someone without a college degree to make a good salary.

    Cons

    Long Days!
    Audits!
    SO structured, you can't breathe at times.
    No labor back-up. Working with the bare minimum amount of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allot more money for labor. Understand that in San Francisco labor precent average is well over the traditional 25%.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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